ABOUT CHATEAU SONOMA
Chateau Sonoma opened its doors in 2002 when Sarah Anderson was in search of a new career path. Previously an investment banker, Sarah dreamed of spending more time in Sonoma, and less time commuting back and forth to San Francisco.
When Sarah bought the property of the original shop location, the building was vacant. In the process of searching for a new tenant, Sarah realized that it was the perfect space for opening up a home store, and that opening up her own shop was her ticket out of the city.
Surprisingly, Sarah didn't have her heart set on opening a French antique shop until one day when she found herself chatting with the vendors on Sacramento Street, most of whom were French importers.
She met a woman named Carrie Miller who quickly became her mentor. With Carrie's helping hand, Sarah took her first buying trip to France. The duo rented an apartment in Paris, and then traveled to the South of France, stopping at every flea market and fair they could. By the end of the trip, Sarah had a container full of goods to bring back to wine country, and on the plane ride home came up with the name "Chateau Sonoma".
Since then, Chateau Sonoma has been featured in many publications, furnished many houses, and delighted many French antique enthusiasts. French Country Style Magazine named Chateau Sonoma's annual flea market "The Best French Flea in America".
When you visit us at Chateau Sonoma you can expect to find an eclectic lifestyle mix of French vintage finds and furnishings, home accessories, bed and bath products with a dash of local Sonoma artisan products; our new location boasts a beautiful backyard garden with many one-of-a-kind finds for your very own jardin or potager. We look forward to meeting you!
THE CHATEAU SONOMA Family
Loving, gracious, Joyful
Sarah Anderson opened Chateau Sonoma in 2002 and has been the woman behind the business for the past 15 years. She is deeply passionate about empowering women and is proud to say that Chateau Sonoma is run entirely by women!
Chateau Sonoma encompasses everything Sarah is passionate about: travel, objet d’art, communing with friends and family, and most importantly, bringing home to Sonoma a way of life that is not built on capitalism, but enjoying and expressing gratitude for this amazing life we have been given.
FASHIONABLE, FASTIDIOUS, CULTURED
Nicole stepped into Chateau Sonoma in 2009. Previously in real estate, she made the jump into luxury goods and eventually found herself selling the beautiful products in Chateau Sonoma,
In her free time, she cares for her three daughters and her adorable dog Harriette. Known for her red lipstick, attention to detail, and her impeccable sense of style, she is the ultimate concierge service for anyone visiting the shop.
efficient, Optimistic, Detail Oriented
Michelle has a magical way of bringing people together. She is never seen without a smile on her face, and is efficient to the max!
Michelle spends countless hours organizing and planning our annual French Flea Market. Michelle knows every nook and cranny of Sonoma and loves to share all of the Valley's best kept secrets with anyone she meets!
hard working, artistic, loyal
Terry has been a part of the Chateau Sonoma family for 15 years. Terry is an incredible stylist, creating nearly every little vignette throughout the shop, she has a keen eye for interesting décor and unique beauty.
When not at the store, Terry loves to garden and decorate her own home. She has three amazing children, a wonderful husband, and a well loved dog named Willie.